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a language derived from Latin and spoken by the people of the country of Italy. Here's a pronunciation guide:

A = pronounced like (AH)
AI = pronounced sort of like (EYE)
AU = pronounced like (OW)
B = pronounced like (B)
C = pronounced like (K) when next to A, O, U, HI, HE, R, L
C = pronounced like (CH) when next to I, E, IA, IO, IU
D = pronounced like (D)
E = pronounced like (AY) with single consonants
E = pronounced like (EH) with double consonants
F = pronounced like (F)
G = pronounced like (G) when next to A, O, U, R, L, HI, HE
G = pronounced like (J) when next to I, E, IA, IO, IU
GU = pronounced like (GW)
GN = pronounced like (NY) as in CANYON
GL = pronounced like (LY) as in TALL YARD
H = pronounced silent makes G and C hard next to I and E like in the word "SPAGHETTI"
I = pronounced like (EE)
J = occurs in foreign words; pronounced like (Y)
There is no K
L = pronounced like (L)
M = pronounced like (M)
N = pronounced like (N)
O = pronounced like (OH)
OI = pronounced sort of like (OY)
P = pronounced like (P)
Q = pronounced like (KW) when next to U
R = pronounced like (R) but it is rolled like in Spanish and Latin
S = pronounced like (S) and pronounced like (Z) when it is surrounded by vowels like in "POESIA"
T = pronounced like (T)
U = pronounced like (OO)
V = pronounced like (V)
There is no W
There is no X
There is no Y
Z = pronounced like (TS)
ZZ = pronounced like (TS)

The grave accent appears on the last syllable of words to indicate that it is stressed. Otherwise, there are generally no other accents.
Italian is a beautiful language and should be taught in more schools. I hope I am not missing anything in the pronunciation.
by Level 12 September 25, 2005
148 78
 
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Best people in the world. Why? no reasons. We just are.
I'm Italian
by ...JeSSicA... April 10, 2004
6442 3426
 
2.
A really smart, good-looking Mediterranean person with kick-ass food, families, and values.
There are only two kinds of people, Italians and those who wish they were.
by A-Man October 19, 2003
4862 2068
 
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Can't make their mind up if there white people or not. Beautiful country. The women are fucking awesome too...
by Brancato August 06, 2003
4159 1888
 
4.
italian, proud honest valued good people , the best food in all the land and have the worst temper imaginable. do not fuck with us. "salute" to any other italians reading this.
family orriented good natured people of italy or scicly.sono fiero essere italiano
by art_grando November 04, 2004
3262 1298
 
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An incredibly cultured people who work hard and are not considered white by white people and yet not considered minorities to the WASP-ass government.
Sometimes get a bad rep because of movies and shows where they are depicted as gangsters. Italian women are strong-willed, hard-working, and completey hot just like Irish and Black women. Usually have beautiful olive skin and dark hair. Italian men love their families and work hard and many are incredibly intelligent, despite what it shows in the movies. Leonardo DiVinci, an Italian man, was one of the smartest men in the world. Italians are also great artists. An Italian discovered America, an Italian named America, the Italians slave to make a better life while WASPs like Peter kick us in the face. And don't sit there rolling your eyes, whities, because I know you would support this if another minority wrote this, but simply because you think I'm Italian you blow this off. "I'll pretend to give a rats ass about what blacks and asians say because it's the cool thing to do, but I don't care about Italians." You're hypocrites. All minorities, Italians, blacks, hispanics, need to come together.
Italian power! Minorities unite!
by I am here April 15, 2005
2806 1230
 
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The sworn immortal enemies of Dr. Atkins
New York
by Cortical Homunculus May 14, 2004
1949 823
 
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The most respected culture around...Hated by those only who wish to be like us...Those who only say were good for pasta is worthless...No worthless empires rule the world for hundreds of years...Shout to my REAL Guido brothers...Not you fake ghetto FUBU wannabes
Im so lucky to have a tan 24/7
by 100percentGuido June 08, 2005
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